We can gain a lot by learning it from our parents, and while the business world does not really recognize the concept of “family”, some companies have very specific origins that almost beg the question “who brought this great thing into the world”?
Such is probably the case with Infineon technologies, which was established as recently as 1999 and has grown in leaps and bounds since that time. Granted, the majority of its operations, research, sales and all activity was already a part of a larger universe of companies as part of the Siemens Corporation.
Infineon came to be as part of Siemens’s ongoing reorganization efforts, it was spun off as a completely separate business entity and in retrospect, the move seems to have paid off handsomely, as off the end of 2013 Infineon had over 26,000 employees worldwide and reported revenue approaching $4 billion which makes it a very nice target for you as a binary options investor.
Starting off its path near Munich, Germany, Infineon’s early manufacturing slate concentrated almost entirely on various semi-conductors for a multitude of industries, it’s spin-off from Siemens allowed the company to begin a process of heavy investment in R&D to other areas with similar technology and increasing demand which was not being properly met, or being met with inadequate results.
Through various investments and developments, Infineon was able to expand globally, and now has subsidiaries and various centers anywhere from the USA, through Portugal, Austria, Romania, France, UK, Bangalore and all the way to Singapore, Tokyo and China.
Infineon further cemented its status as a powerhouse in the German economic landscape by becoming listed in the DAX index beginning in 2001 and retaining that position since.
In recent years, the company has gone through a number of restructurings and now focuses on 4 main areas of operation areas:
The automotive division focuses on sensors and semiconductors for use in the vehicle industry in various items such as engine control, fuel supply, steering, air conditioning, airbags and ABS systems.
The IPC division develops and markets ingredients mostly for the electrical industry, with a wide variety of applications, from household appliances to large scale production plants and factories.
Infineon’s power management division researches, produces and markets semiconductors and power supplies mostly for consumer electronic devices such as PC’s, notebooks, game consoles with further applications in some medical fields.
Infineon’s final division is largely responsible for miniature controllers in items such as sim cards, payment cards and securely verified identification cards such as passports.
In one of the only cases of failures in Infineon’s brief history, an attempt was made to spin off the memory chip division into a wholly owned subsidiary named Qimonda, but rapid changes within the market place caused the collapse of that company and led to the most recent reorganizing within the company as those assets were brought back into the fold.
As most technology companies are, Infineon is also heavily reliant on developing the “next big thing” and invests heavily in R&D, to be successful in trading Infineon binary options one must not only be attentive to the development and business success of the company, but also to any success it experiences with its research and possible future contracts that may be the result of such success.
Trade Infineon binary options well, and very shortly, no one will remember your history or what you did before, all they’ll want to know is “how he got so good so quickly”?